GWANGJU, South Korea (AP) — American swimmer Lilly King lost an appeal of her disqualification from the 200-meter breaststroke preliminaries at the world championships on Thursday.
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Lilly King of the United States, Kylie Masse of Canada and Britain's Adam Peaty all broke swimming world records Tuesday at the world championships.
Peaty, in fact, did it twice.
Olympic gold medalist King eclipsed the 4-year-old mark in the 100-meter breaststroke, again beating Russian rival Yulia Efimova with a time of 1 minute, 4.13 seconds. The previous record of 1:04.35 was set by Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — America's swimmers were on top of the world Thursday night.
Lilly King set an American record in the women's 50-meter breaststroke, three other swimmers had the fastest times in the world this season and two more broke U.S. national championship records.
Each has even bigger plans for next month's world championships in Hungary.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lilly King toned down the trash talk for one night.
She's still got three more weeks to come up with some new lines to throw at her Russian rival.
Lilly King has always been one to speak her mind.
If it rubs people the wrong way, so be it.
"That's just who she is," said her dad, Mark King. "It's not a show for the media. It's not a show for television. It's authentic."
The 20-year-old made quite an impression at last year's Rio Olympics, calling out Russian star Yulia Efimova for a history of doping violations, and she has no intention of holding her tongue heading into another summer of big meets.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A public shaming at the Olympic Games isn't pretty.
After the scandal of state-organized Russian cheating and Olympic officials' spineless response, it perhaps was only a matter of when, not if, a Russian athlete in Rio would be booed and blamed.
Olympians and fans are disgusted. Understandably so. Revelations that Russian officials erased doping positives, flushed away dirty urine samples and gave cheats a clean bill of health are sickening....